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Holocaust

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Allies
The US, Great Britain, and the USSR
Anti-semitism
Irrational hostility towards Jews
Aryan
The name the Nazis used to describe white non-jewish Germans, people with blue eyes and blond hair
Axis Powers
Nazi Germany, Italy, and Japan
Boycott
Refusal to do business with a person
Concentration Camp
a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined
Fascism
a political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and no tolerance of opposition
Final Solution
the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
Fuhrer
Adolf Hitler's title as chancellor and head of state in Germany.
Genocide
systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
Gestapo
the secret state police in Nazi Germany
Ghetto
formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live
Kristallnacht
Night of Broken Glass, Nov 9 1938 night when the Nazis killed or injured many jews & destroyed many jewish propertys
Nazi
Abbreviation for National Socialist German Workers' Party Hitler was the head of it
Pogrom
organized persecution of an ethnic group (especially Jews)
SS
German "protection" squad and they ran the Concentration camps
Swastika
An ancient mystical symbol composed of a cross with bent arms, adopted by the Nazis as their symbol
Third Reich
Hitler's name for Germany during his years of rule
propaganda
ideas spread to further one's cause or to damage an opponent's cause
Scapegoat
a person or thing carrying the blame for others